The so-called “LLC loophole” exempts hundreds of thousands of Kansas business owners from state income taxes — ostensibly to create jobs. From the voter’s doorstep to thriving law firms that benefit from the tax gift, voices call for its repeal.
Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is taking its case for expansion to museum neighbors and members. It particularly needs better office space and is looking to expand into houses it owns across 45th Street from the museum. It’s also working with the city and others interested in developing a cultural arts district stretching east from the Country Club Plaza.
Two United Airlines pilots who have been arrested for suspected intoxication before they were to fly 141 passengers from Scotland to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday, police said.
Waldo’s KC Needlepoint has been open a year and offers a diverse selection of hand-painted canvases, including Kansas City sites like Arrowhead Stadium and The Scout. Customers can take a break from their smartphones and socialize while making stockings and ornaments, pillows and seat covers, belts, baggage tags, handbag, key fobs and more.
J.D. Power and Associates ranked wireless carriers based on service problems experienced by 43,300 consumers. Verizon customers reported the fewest problems, but Sprint customers had fewer than AT&T or T-Mobile customers in most regions of the country, according to the report.
The home improvement chain is opening in Belton, Independence, the Northland and Olathe. Old Chicago plans a mid- to late-October opening at 4661 S. Cochise Court in Independence. Its Overland Park location at 11721 Metcalf Ave. is scheduled to close Oct. 7.
The side-by-side Residence Inn and Courtyard Hotel accepted their first guests Friday. The 10-story properties, developed by Chartwell Hospitality in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District, started construction in August 2014.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.
Owners of Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy Inc. and Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. will vote next month at simultaneous meetings in the companies’ respective headquarters cities. The proposed merger also faces regulatory reviews. Missouri regulatory staff are in talks with Great Plains.
In a White House Press Briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said some pharmaceutical companies have been innovators committed to advancing public health, and others have jacked up the prices of life-saving medicine — a poor business model, which takes a toll on the business' reputation and stock prices.